WWE has always been a favorite among kids and adults alike, and the kind of response it generated and still generates is awesome by any standards. Bouts in the ring between two wrestlers are not only about serious punches and tricks, but it’s about the strategy planning of the game. The show organizers are wise enough to introduce gimmicks in one way or another through the medium of competing wrestlers so that a greater number of eyeballs could be attracted. Here is a list of top 10 WWE Gimmicks.
10. Battle Kat:
Famous wrestler Brady Moon blended into the character of Battle Kat to revive his career in WWE. He was the first one in his time, who used handsprings against his opponents in the ring. The masked wrestler played his role accordingly to raise interest among the audience with his child like gimmicks.
9. Irwin R. Schyster:
Rarely any accountant had casted some kind of terror in the hearts of opponents in a wrestling match as IRS did in his time. He was famous for his dollar filled suitcase that he used to carry for every fight into the ring. His dressing code was typically of an office going employee and attracted support from the intellectual class (his target audience).
8. Papa Shango:
Rarely has someone ever showcased gimmicks the way Papa Shango were famous for. This self-proclaimed witch doctor with his voodoo tricks claimed to cast spell on his opponents. The witch doctor remained dressed in his trademark costume and make up, which was enough to instill fear in the heart of the audience and opponent alike. He attracted lot more eyeballs for his uncanny gimmicks during his performances than anyone else during their WWE days.
7. Gold Dust:
Draped in golden body suit with golden boots; Gold Dust who had a built of a strong guy portrayed himself as a gay (though not sure if he was in real life). He was unique in his appearance and wrestling style. His feud with another wonderful wrestler Razor Ramon attracted numerous eyeballs during his WWE days.
When someone has accomplice in the name of “Robocop” supporting him on his back then sky is the only limit. However, the first time audience in WWE watched the famed Robocop fighting wrestlers they were dumbstruck. The only question present on the lips of people was does Robocop actually like wrestling or is it someone mimicking him, dressed in the wrestler avatar?
5. The Boogeyman:
He was in many ways similar to Tatanka another wrestler who had a great body, but no mind to rely upon. The Boogeyman as he was famously called was too scary in his gimmick and his trademark laugh was just too frightening for his opponents. The Boogeyman painted his face red and carried a stick to carry a feel of wicked witch doctor.
4. Dink and Doink:
They were the most unusual and entertaining of the lot during the late 90’s when WWE was on Bull Run in terms of worldwide popularity. Doink along with his “partner in crime” Dink (the dwarf clown) were famous for their wicked ways and irritating pranks. The clowns were very popular among the kids.
One of the famous two in “The Lords of the Rings” dual team, Nicholas Dinsmore famously known as Eugene was famous for his overly excited acts in the ring. He danced, shouted and made strange and fanatical gestures (unclear to everyone but him), which fascinated everyone among the audience. His gimmick was too enchanting for the kids who mimicked him while he was busy tackling his opponent in the bout. His chants were memorable for one and all and make him one of the most memorable wrestlers ever.
2. The Hurricane:
The idea of “crime fighter” was brilliantly used by the WWE organizers when they introduced a wrestler named Hurricane. Although the gimmick was short lived, just as a tornado is short lived, but caused heavy destruction. He was a real superhero who fought his opponents and garnered rich support from adults and kids alike due to his fun filled acts.
1. The Undertaker:
Undertaker, the dead man of the WWE was an outright hit among the freestyle wrestling watchers. His scary eyes, occult like appearance and creepy acts instilled a lot of fear among the audience. His mentor Paul Bearer with his golden urn created an atmosphere embedded in ghost like feeling that could be termed as best publicity stunt to be practiced in the world of WWE gimmicks ever.